Wordtravels

Wordtravels

Hill Resorts Travel Guide

#
Cameron Highlands © Stephanie Boettcher

Located along the main mountain range of Peninsula Malaysia are several resorts perched in the hills that offer a respite from the heat and humidity and a refreshing break from city life. Popular with tourists and locals alike, the hill resorts each have their own revitalizing charm and offer a range of activities, accommodation and attractions. The main appeal of the stations is traditionally the coolness afforded by being above the cloud and the dense tropical jungle environments on the hills; however, some of the hill resorts are now highly developed and the association with untouched nature and quaint colonial traditions isn't always appropriate.

The Cameron Highlands is the largest and most refined of the hill resorts. Its cool climate is favourable for crops and it is known as Malaysia's 'Green Bowl', supplying the country with a variety of fruit and vegetables. The most developed resort is Genting Highlands, a popular respite from Kuala Lumpur over weekends, packed with entertainment options like casinos and theme parks. In contrast, Fraser's Hill offers the peace and tranquillity of its natural surroundings and is the region's smallest resort; while Bukit Larut is the least visited and therefore the least developed. It preserves more of the ambience of a traditional colonial hill station, with its modest accommodation and quiet atmosphere.

Become our Hill Resorts Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Hill Resorts travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Hill Resorts or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track and having real life experiences in Malaysia.

ADVERTISEMENT


Malaysia Travel Plan

Rainforest monkey business in Borneo. Laze around on Langkawi and take a mangrove jungle trek. Build your own Malaysia adventure.

ADVERTISEMENT